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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genes and pathways linked to multiple sclerosis, Salmonella enterica diversity in reptiles, and more.

Based on PCR technology acquired from Hain Diagnostics, the test and platform enable rapid detection of TB, as well as assessment of antibiotic resistance.

The partners inked a licensing deal to market and distribute TGen's DeepChek-TB as a compact, portable, and affordable diagnostic model for physician use.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: population genetics of region with high Burkitt lymphoma rates, analysis of Brazilian Chikungunya virus strains, and more.

The device can process high-volume sputum samples for PCR-based Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection at smear-negative, culture-positive levels.

At JP Morgan, Qiagen CEO Peer Schatz discussed a new digital PCR system and handheld reader for TB testing; Qiagen's acquisition of N-of-One; and its new sample prep system.

The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes.

The firm will use its solid-state nanopore technology to develop a point-of-care molecular diagnostic device to detect tuberculosis in low-resource areas. 

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

The genomic analysis also found that drug resistance mutations have appeared locally, suggesting that the issue can still be addressed region by region.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.